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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 7. June 11, 1947


On the King's Birthday, Victoria played their annual fixture against Massey on the Massey College grounds, winning the men's game 3-2. and the women's 5-2. Off the hockey field Victoria was not so successful and was thoroughly beaten for the Crouch Drinking Shield by the Massey team which had the advantage of intensive practice prior to the event and also the benefit of superior knowledge of local conditions and the anatomy of the quadruplet.

At the dinner on Monday night the Victoria team was required to stand with heads bowed to acknowledge this ignoble defeat, but face was restored when Warren Persson gave a skilful demonstration of the "hands-off" method peculiar to the Navy. The evening concluded with a most successful dance at Massey, and the Victoria team—though hampered by the inopportune visits of a warden—managed to keep their spirits up till the wee sma' hours when the train left. From their welcoming haka to the final reluctant farewells, Massey are to be congratulated for the fine show they put on for the Victoria teams.

VUC's victory in the men's hockey may be ascribed to hard-working halves and full-backs and a forward-line that showed great thrust on the left wing. Dibble and Tilley combined most artistically with their back-passing, and Tilley's goal was a well deserved reward for such tactics. The other two goals were scored by O'Connor—from a penalty bully—and by Close who sent in a ball that left the NZU goalie standing.